Broadway classes introduce advanced students to the music and movements from all kinds of different Broadway Musicals. These classes are great fun, filled with lots of wonderful music, and have become increasingly popular as the American Musicals have been making a rise again. A Broadway Kids and Broadway Junior workshop is offered (March through June) as an extra performance opportunity for younger dancers.
Jazz classes build isolation skills, flexibility, and physical sensibility. Turns, leaps, and floor and center combinations are set to pop, jazz, funk, and R and B rhythms. Jazz training is taught throughout the year and is our main technique in this area. Hip Hop is taught as a summer class and usually a guest teacher is brought in for a month during the year.
Advanced classes prepare serious students for university entrance auditions or auditions with professional companies. Qualified students are prepared for the upper level Cecchetti examinations (Grade VI, VII and Diploma). Supplementary Advanced Jazz, Tap, Modern and Broadway classes are encouraged, but not required.
Elementary classes include ballet, jazz, tap, and students are introduced to modern and pre-pointe. Cecchetti Grades Primary, I, and II may also be introduced at this time. Not all students are presented for Cecchetti exams, however the classes are highly encouraged. Cecchetti is a strict technique and disciplined method of ballet, but it produces some of our best dancers.
This hour and a half dance class prepares children between the ages of six and eight for formal dance training. Students are introduced to ballet, tap, and jazz dancing and meet once a week for an hour and a half. Upon completion of this class, students may be ready to prepare for their first Cecchetti exam.